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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 23, 2010 11:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

Since we've been thru all the hypotheticals, save one, here it is:

What if there was NO Forum?

What if all of us had to been "reinserted" into the Public at large?

What if all of us really had to "get back to work"?

What if there were no more bessie, no more PM, no more sharing, no more detailed analyses, no more birth announcements, and perhaps on a more positive note, no more rambling posts filled with abbreviations on WWI & WWII nor any trolls?

I don't know about you, but it scares the beejeebers outta me...

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Poster: Skippy61 Date: Apr 23, 2010 9:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

no FORUM??? forced to TWeet?? please,please, please stop such talk. I may break out in hives, but a neat idea Mr.Tell

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 23, 2010 3:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

Do you mean hypothetically if there had been no forum, ever? Or do you mean it being taken away now but with our memories intact? If the latter, wouldn't we just start up again somewhere else? Annex Deadhook and blitzkreig the Lost Sailors? There are too many links forged between us off-forum for them to be easily broken, surely.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 23, 2010 3:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

Ah! Now YOU ARE talking! If "lightning war" ever had a more appropriate application, I don't know of it...I will follow you, Feldmarschall, to Stalingrad, the Pub, and back...hypothetically speaking, it's a war we can win. Hell, I think we already have...

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Poster: user unknown Date: Apr 23, 2010 3:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

" Annex Deadhook"
come and join us any time Rob

"blitzkreig the Lost Sailors"

you're on you own there big guy


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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 23, 2010 3:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

Well, Bill - a couple of years back I did try to join you but I was rebuffed with the message that my email had been, and I quote, 'preemptively banned from registration as being that of a known spammer'. I guess I know my place - and it would seem to be here.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 23, 2010 4:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

spam spam spam spam

spam spam spam spam

spaaam spamity spaaam

That's what you get with a Monty Python skit . . . they rejected you for good reason.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 23, 2010 3:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

"known spammer"!

Classic.

Mine will probably be "known babbler; useful for filler"

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Poster: user unknown Date: Apr 23, 2010 7:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

"Mine will probably be "known babbler; useful for filler"

at least you are useful for something

me, well....
Photobucket

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Apr 23, 2010 5:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

"If the latter, wouldn't we just start up again somewhere else? "

Perhaps, we need a meeting spot. You know like when you take the kids somewhere and you say "If we get separated, meet by Cinderella's castle." I think the Brady Bunch devised such a plan when they went to the amusement park (remember when Jan's hippie hippo poster gets switched with Mike's blueprint and they have to do the relay to get the blueprints to their dad before the meeting is over...)

So where would we meet?

TOOTMO

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Poster: cush212 Date: Apr 23, 2010 7:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

I reckon I'd have to start peeking in windows...

:)

Not on often, but do still try to keep tabs on you all...

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Poster: user unknown Date: Apr 23, 2010 9:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

"I reckon I'd have to start peeking in windows..."

peeking in Windows is what we do her...we just restrict ourselves to "XP" or "7"

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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Apr 23, 2010 5:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

The forum is really only a tool I use for finding more and better shows. I have no affinity toward any one "Name" here. And do not "Know" a single real person. I mean, LightIntoAshes usually has great posts so I read His/Her stuff with interest (here again I assume He is a He!) But my friendships are only those that serve my needs...

The Forum I view with great skepticism, as there are folks about such as Oh-Ah-Um-Dumb who are actually dangerous to the entire site, with their self-serving attempts at circumnavigating the processes here. To that end I would rather have the shows than the forum any day of the week. I can do my own research on which shows to DL or call my friends, whose names I actually know and trust...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 23, 2010 7:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

Hey Cap-n, I can see that being the case (the cynical/skeptical aspect), but haven't you established any off site interactions along the friendship line (ie, "serve your needs")? (If you don't mind my asking.) I think if I hadn't gotten to know so many folks "off site", esp though sharing of music, I might be more in line with you. On the other hand, I really am a Will Rodgers kind of sap (eternal optimist), so there's that difference tween us I suppose...

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Poster: snori Date: Apr 23, 2010 11:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

Me too, PM. It would be like having your pub burn down and all the regulars roaming the streets on a cold foggy night, lost and forlorn, asking strangers if they knew where any of your old drinking buddies were hanging out now. God I feel like weeping now.

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Poster: high flow Date: Apr 23, 2010 11:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

Actually, this scenario is playing-out in my life. My gym is closing. I been playing ball and working out there for 7+ years. I've met most of my Chico friends there and we've hooped together for years. The brotherhood of competition.

It seems like no big deal, but this is a part of my daily routine and losing it has sent me into a funk. Much more than I expected.

I can't imagine what an LMA GD Forum shut-down would do to Mr. Tell. I'd send you flowers in sorrow for your loss.

So, seriously, yes. If all of these nice folks were scattered across the web it would be a minor tragedy.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 23, 2010 11:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

Hey Flow--went thru the bball crisis twice: once, when leaving the Bay Area, which meant the loss of ALL of the "best friends" from all the leagues, championships (yes, there were some), and the like...10 yrs worth. Then, having done it again, 20 yrs later was the "forced retirement" (phy limitations), of course, the toughest of the two (with a newer group, 20 yrs of playing, aging together).

Bad memories having to move on those two times...bball was more of my life than just about anything but the kids, job (biology), and wife...yes, much more than the DEAD and CREAM.

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Poster: high flow Date: Apr 23, 2010 12:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

Yep. When I left Hayward we had a really good Rec. League team. We had gone from doormats to champs in 4 years and we were a factor for the next 3. Then I moved away. In the Bay I also played twice every week at Castro Valley Jr. High, I miss those guys too. Sadly, you never go back. Though you think you will, you rarely do.

Hopefully my Chico homies and I can find a new gym to stink-up.

P.S. - Were you the recruiter for your team too? I played everywhere(all the parks and gyms) and was always scouting talent.

This post was modified by high flow on 2010-04-23 19:32:53

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 23, 2010 1:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

We just always went back to those we knew...tried recruiting a few "newbies" outta the "group" but it never worked out...as good as they were--they'd end up with a competitor, and we'd be left going "damn!". The only exception was when we went "big time" and recruited some "NBA wannabes" and it left me sitting on the bench...no fun in that...and then they wouldn't show (didn't take the league seriously--who can blame them?).

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Poster: high flow Date: Apr 23, 2010 1:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

Growing up I played for a local Mormon church. They allowed just 2 non-Mormons on the floor at any time. So we never recruited anybody. In fact it was pretty much the Mirabal boys and Franky and I. Hayward 1st Ward baby!(Just in case any Union City Mormons are reading this!!)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 23, 2010 2:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

I highly doubt it.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Apr 23, 2010 2:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

Are you insinuating that we have all become slaves to the internet? If so, and it disappeared then we would all be free men(and women). Freedom can actually be a very scary concept. I think a lot of us would probably seek out some new master. Hell, I might even re-introduce myself to this woman I've been sharing a house with for the last 40 years. She might remember me.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 23, 2010 2:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

"She might remember me."

That was a good one, Bill; as for mine, it's more along the lines of "she might recognize me, but perhaps not"

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Poster: user unknown Date: Apr 23, 2010 3:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

OK I've had my fun so I'll address you original post, but I refuse to be sucked into the BBall hijack. Photobucket

"What if there was NO Forum?"
That is a scary idea. Though I may not be a major contributor here, I enjoy the interaction with my virtual friends and would definitely miss that if it disappeared.

"What if all of us had to been "reinserted" into the Public at large?"
Is the Public equipped to handle that? I guess we'd all have to join the adult version of Mr. Rodger's Neighborhood. Can you say "incarceration", how about "institutionalization"?

"What if all of us really had to "get back to work"?"
Work? WTF is that?

"What if there were no more bessie, no more PM, no more sharing, no more detailed analyses, no more birth announcements, and perhaps on a more positive note, no more rambling posts filled with abbreviations on WWI & WWII nor any trolls?

I don't know about you, but it scares the beejeebers outta me... "
+1

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 23, 2010 12:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

Terrifying

quick lets all trade e-mails

jglynn1.2 AT netzero DOT net

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Apr 23, 2010 2:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

Whew ... fun thread but my eyes started glazing over when it went all sports talk. (Problems with the gender distribution here again.) Would be happy to swap emails but maybe not putting the full address in public (what with my being so delicate and lady-like and all).

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 23, 2010 2:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

That's what my wife always said--she saw me in the early days (that is almost 35 yrs ago), and said afterward (first game for a championship we won) "I never knew you could be such a cut-throat bastard..." which I took as a compliment. BBall is a religion for some of us here, only a few, but you get the idea.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 23, 2010 4:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

That is my 'give away' e-mail not my primary, it is sort of like a filter or screening calls. I e-mail my real addy to the incoming I know or trust.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Apr 23, 2010 11:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

NO FORUM??? Crap! I would lose a lot of self-importance, shit, I'd have to learn how to tweet!

even scarier, no more torrents - iiiieeeeeee!!

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Poster: cush212 Date: Apr 23, 2010 7:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

We're still trying to make it to Angels Camp, will keep you posted...

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Apr 23, 2010 5:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

In my best Mandoheart voice:

"Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the posts, from this thread to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell each other that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FORUM!

Grateful Dead Forum gu brĂ th!"

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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Apr 23, 2010 6:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

...perchance to dream a dumbek drum circle might break out among all this text and tweet...

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Apr 23, 2010 10:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

FREEDOM!!!

sorry, got carried away there for a mo... :)

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Apr 23, 2010 11:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

There would be a lot of music i would have never discovered. Not Grateful Dead stuff mind you, I didn't initially come here to discuss the music, I came to listen to it. Undoubtedly I learned more because of the forum but I would have figured a lot out based on show reviews and stats to figure out where to go to listen. What I never would have found were other bands that come up in discussion here. I mentioned RRE and Yarn in JOTS new music thread last week. No way i find these bands without the good folks of this forum.

Second would be the good folks of this forum. I have had the pleasure of meeting with several and even went to some shows with them. In fact amosearle and i will be off to see RRE this weekend. I doubt I would have crossed paths with the likes of High Flow, Cliff, AE or shared emails or phone calls with many others hadn't it been for this forum. In a way it made my move last year a bit easier. While the brick and mortar friends are far away, the virtual neighborhood remains the same.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 23, 2010 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

Had to chime in to say for me, without doubt, it's also 1) friends, and 2) sharing (both ways); unlike you, I still haven't caught up with much past the 60s, BUT without the Forum, I never would have reconnected with the DEAD, nor with CREAM (to provide one example somewhat like yours...). I benefited greatly from the LEGAL sharing (per
Rob's reminder post), and just general friendships that developed.

And, I have to admit, I love chatting about the nonDEAD stuff (though distasteful to many here--I am sorry for that) as I may have learned almost as much on some of those nonDEAD fronts, or at least refined my take by babbling about it...much as my confused posts might suggest otherwise.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Apr 23, 2010 12:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

Refined babbling is an interesting concept.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 23, 2010 1:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

Sadly, there is no independent evidence; only my own perception.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 23, 2010 2:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

Your babbling is indeed very refined - certainly never crude.

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Poster: cush212 Date: Apr 23, 2010 7:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

Refined babbling... I like that. Will attempt to learn how to do it...

;)

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Poster: high flow Date: Apr 23, 2010 11:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

It's all a dream we drea-heamed one afternoo-hoon long agoooo.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Apr 23, 2010 5:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

Isn't that all one word slurred together and sung as a Dm7sus9?

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